Senior Manager Enterprise Value (m/f/d)

We are seeking candidates who capture and drive the transformation of the business environment in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

 

Join us!

The business environment has changed fundamentally: The limits of growth have become reality, technology is fundamentally changing how we work, value systems impact consumption, production, and investment patterns, and companies need to cope with exogenic shocks such as Corona and the Ukrainian war. To be successful in the long term, we need to redefine our understanding of business success, and how we measure, steer, report, and incentivize the transformation we are in.

The Value Balancing Alliance is a non-profit association founded in 2019 and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. It brings together global players like Anglo American, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, DPDHL, Dräger, Holcim, Kering, Kirchhoff Group, L´Oreal, Michelin, Mitsubishi Chemical, Novartis, Otto, Porsche, POSCO, Sana Kliniken, SAP, Schaeffler, Shinhan Financial Group, SK, ZF and the big 4 auditing companies who recognize the need for a more transparent economic framework and are motivated to actively help shape the transformation.

Our Alliance is developing and testing a business-driven methodology for holistic assessment of corporate sustainability performance: Value to society and value to business based on the concept of impact measurement and valuation. The aim is to standardize the methodology to collect uniform data and information, firstly, for management accounting and, secondly, for external reporting.

The Alliance wants to expand the present focus on large corporations and offer a new attractive international membership model, especially for mid-sized companies and/or companies that are still at the beginning of their sustainability journey.

 

For this, we are looking for a

Senior Manager – Enterprise Value (m/f/d)

This position is a fit for an entrepreneurial and independent person who, together with a team of experts from different functions and companies, a. will further develop the concept, ensure its successful piloting and implementation of how sustainability affects the enterprise value, and b. supports the CEO of the Alliance in his mandates to make impact thinking a mandatory part of management accounting and reporting.

 

Activities

  • Coordinate the collaboration with the Big4, company experts, standard setters, and the HBS Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative on how to assess the impact of sustainability risks and opportunities on the enterprise value
  • Support the practitioners’ teams on how to implement impact data in management accounting and applications in the financial market such as M&A company valuation and impact ratings
  • Drive the global outreach strategy and support the CEO in his current mandates to position the Alliance’s methodology and business perspective incl. discussions with the IFRS Foundation esp. the International Sustainability Standards Board, EU Commission, Platform Sustainable Finance, EU project TRANSPARENT, EFRAG, the German Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee, the Capitals Coalitions Advisory Committee, the HBS Impact-Weighted Accounts Practitioners Council, the dialogue with WEF, ERT, WBCSD, and others.
  • Prepare and run presentations, inputs, and position papers for conferences, background talks, bilateral discussions, and publications.
  • Operate closely with the methodology, advisory, and communications team as well as strategic partners
  • Support the Alliance's efforts to achieve its strategic goal to establish its methodologies as the accepted sustainability accounting and steering system at a global scale

 

Your profile

  • University degree and proven experience of more than 3 years in accounting with a link to the latest developments in ESG and sustainability accounting
  • Profound knowledge in the regulatory environment of sustainability disclosures at international and jurisdictional levels
  • Sound understanding of the current transformation of business and its implications for accounting
  • Strong skills and experience in project management in a highly flexible environment
  • Networker, and team player with excellent communication skills (written and verbal), bringing together and consolidating perspectives of different stakeholders
  • Driven, autonomous, and motivated personality committed to achieving results
  • Excellent English and German skills are a must

 

The place of work is Frankfurt am Main, Germany with partly flexibility for hybrid work.

 

We want you to support our mission

We offer a purpose-driven, rewarding, challenging job with relations to key business influencers, and the flexibility to organize your work autonomously. You will work in a dynamic environment with a “start-up” character and flat hierarchies, interacting directly with the executive committee, high skilled own employees, member secondees, external experts, and consultants all over the world. Value Balancing Alliance will be a unique place for you to build expertise in sustainability accounting and to connect with executives from international corporations, investment firms & consultancies as well as leading personalities from academia and advocacy. Our attractive office is situated in a great location in the Frankfurt city center.

If this position is the challenge you are looking for, please apply via LinkedIn with your CV and an optional cover letter to underline your motivation to katharina.horst@value-balancing.com.